This charity is eligible for the Grow Your Tenner 2013!
LGBT Youth North West is a regional organisation supporting LGBT young people and LGBT Youth organisations in the North West of England. We are made up of existing LGBT Youth Groups across the region covering Greater Manchester, Greater Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and Cumbria. We run Lesbian and Gay Youth Manchester, Trans youth services, training to both practitioners and young people on LGBT awareness and support, peer mentoring and the LGBT Youth College
We help save lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans young people through our services, advocacy and support. We give people a safe space to come to where they can be themselves and escape homo/bi/trans-phobia. We provide volunteering and leadership opportunities e.g. young people trained to help other young people learn or get support. We train young and older people in LGBT awareness so that they can help friends or family who are LGBT and they can celebrate diversity.
Some young people we work with get bullied. We help them gain assertiveness to challenge the bullying or challenge their schools so that the bullying stops. We help people develop their life skills so they can negotiate life better including accredited cooking courses and youth work courses. We help young people find safe spaces to live, work and learn, sometimes escaping from homophobic families and communities. Young people we work with now have a greater chance of success in life!
We are looking for people that like to do things behind the scenes e.g. helping run fundraisers, doing our accounts, creating and disseminating marketing materials.